Advertisements Anyone see it? Any opinions? I never saw the movie version with Billy Zane, since reports were they mixed mysticism and the occult in, which I don't like and which I don't believe the Phantom character would normally be connected to. From pictures I've seen, tho', it seems they at least stuck with the Phantom's traditional appearance. This new one... The closest they come is to show the old costume and say it belonged to earlier Phantoms, up to the current guy's father. The new costume doesn't even seem to look like the pictures SyFy originally released, tho'. Those were tinted purple to at least somewhat resemble the original. Onscreen, the thing looks entirely black, and at first didn't even have any portion of the face open. Seemed to have some sort of mesh over the bottom half of the face. (Apparently a part of the costume's making the wearer bullet-proof.) Once it's being worn, tho', the mesh is gone, the lower half of his face is visible. Big concession. This is an even worse visual representation of the character than the costume in Superman Returns was. So far the story is interesting enough, for what it is, and they do seem to be holding to a few of the original elements. I still don't like the costume change, tho'. I mean, when you change how a comic character looks, it really takes a big bite off the idea of "bringing him to life onscreen". Interesting too is that this was originally meant to be a two night mini-series, and instead SyFy is running the whole thing in one night, then immediately again following, then once more (of all times) on Monday afternoon into early Monday night. Makes me wonder if someone felt it was a loser that needs to be quickly "burned off" and forgotten.